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Chapter Thirteen: The Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962

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Fidel Castro, My Life

A Spoken Autobiography

- Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet

Chapter Thirteen: The Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962


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Just eighteen months after the illegal invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, another crisis placed Fidel Castro's new government front and center on the world's dynamic stage. The event, which to date, has brought the world closer to total annihilation than any other single event, the Cuban Missile Crisis, nearly ended all life on planet Earth. For two weeks the two superpowers stared at each other, neither willing to blink, until a final compromise was reached where both sides agreed to relinquish certain far away control. The story is at once nerve-wracking and surreal and, at least from the standpoint of Fidel, fraught with missed opportunities and unnecessary backpedaling.

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60 year old Californian male - I've lived in four different countries, USA, Switzerland, Mexico, Venezuela - speak three languages fluently, English, French, Spanish - part-time journalist for Empower-Sport Magazine. I also write four (more...)
 

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